Thursday, October 10, 2019

Never Alone

Hello Everyone,

I have the pleasure to be a guest designer at Time Out Challenges. I was touched, surprised, and humbled to be asked by such a fantastic group. I am also happy to announce their theme for this fortnight is 'encouraging'! I believe you can't have too many of these encouraging cards in your stash. So, without further ado here is my card today, enjoy!

With the exception of the heart, ribbon and its flower embellishment this entire card is completely digital and one layer. However, I do have to say the background flowers and leaves were hand-colored.


The sponsor for this challenge
Newton's Nook Designs
Newton's Nook Designs

Photoshop Elements does a fantastic job when designing digital cards! All I did for the sentiment strip was blocked a portion of the background and set the flowers to be a white silhouette. Then I added a layer for the sentiment and one for highlighting 'never'.  I honestly do recommend photo editing software. It takes your digital stamps and makes them so versatile and you can manipulate in ways you could never do with traditional stamps.
 Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend it with me. Also, I want to thank my hosts, Time Out Challenges for this gracious honor! I do hope you join their challenge. For me, it was great fun and I am sure it will be for you as well. Thank you all and I hope you have a fantastic day with lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.


sandie said...

We are the ones honured to have you join us and with such an amazing card. I adore the background and a wonderful idea to colour the flowers. That ribbon and flower combo is the perfect finishing touch-a superb card and thanks for being our GD x

Shauna said...

How lovely! I like the pattern and the layers you added... particularly the ribbon with the added embellishment! So glad to have you as guest designer this month at TO!
- Shauna

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a beautiful card, Shawna! I love your background and your coloring is awesome. Such a wonderful sentiment nad so perfect for so many situations. Thank you so much for joining us as Guest Designer for this challenge. It is a joy to have you with us! - Stephanie

Joyce said...

This is such a pretty card. Love your floral background and what a wonderful sentiment. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Time Out.

Nonni said...

Beautiful card and so skillfully made with the digital elements -I would be helpless lol! Love your color choices and the beautiful embellies. Thanks for being an inspiring GD at Time Out!

Lisa Kind said...

Love the design of your card, and the coloring of the flowers is beautiful! So happy you are guesting with us at Time Out for this challenge!

Anita in France said...

So, so pretty, Shawna ... the delicate blooms, leaves and tendrils are wonderfuly whimsical ... and what a fabulous, encouraging, bold sentiment! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Time Out! Anita :)

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